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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
DONT SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!: The most important risk factor for claudication is smoking. Control you cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes (if you have diabetes). Exercise by w ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Jaw claudication: It's a symptom in of the giant cell arteritis.It's.A gradual feeling of discomfort, weakness and tension after use, may occur in the muscles of mastic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Like angina: Claudication is like angina. Angina is when pts get chest pain secondary to a lack of blood suply to the heart . Typically the pain occurs during acti ... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood flow issues: Claudication is pain caused by too little blood flow during exercise. Sometimes called intermittent claudication, this condition generally affects the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Check blood pressure: Some common tests used to diagnose claudication include: checking the pulses in your feet ankle-brachial index to compare the blood pressure in your a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking, and is a symptom (what you experience). A sign is something a doctor or assistant can find on examining you. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Vascular disease: Claudication refers to pain on activity, usually pain in the leg on walking. It is due to narrowing of arteries, usually due to atherosclerosis. It ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
38 years experience Cardiology
Calf pain: Exercise and walking induced calf and thigh pain relieved by rest is claudication.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
Walking program: Over a period of several months try walking for 30-45 minutes every day. When pain hits, stop, wait until it goes away, and walk some more. Continue ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, suc ... Read More

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